MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin hospital CEOs met for a digital, roundtable dialogue Tuesday concerning the provision of beds and stress on the well being care system.
Damond Boatwright, regional president of SSM Well being Wisconsin, mentioned the hospitals are planning forward to convey again retired medical doctors and nurses. Boatwright additionally mentioned SSM Well being will improve the variety of well being care staff who could also be requested to journey and assist out at a special facility within the state, together with cross-training employees in order that they develop confidence working in a number of departments.
SSM is caring for 60 COVID-19 sufferers throughout its seven hospitals and 85 clinics, a rise from final week’s 40 sufferers.
“We’re growing a plan that can make the most of all of our beds irrespective of the place they’re positioned within the state itself,” Boatwright mentioned. “So we will type of save – if you’ll – lots of the ICU beds as greatest we will for COVID sufferers and demanding care sufferers and replenish much less crucial sufferers in no matter setting we have now out there to them.”
As Wisconsin’s positivity charge sits between 9 and 12%, Boatwright mentioned the positivity charge amongst SSM employees is beneath 2%.
With the pandemic now in its seventh month, Boatwright’s important concern in the intervening time is workforce fatigue.
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